Responding to complaints after the fatal shooting of four police officers in Washington state by an Arkansas parolee, a national organization of state probation and parole officials has approved rules to keep a tighter rein on offenders who move across states lines, reports Northwest Arkansas Online. One change, opposed by Arkansas, will require a state to take back an offender who is on probation or parole for a violent offense if in another state he commits a “significant” violation, defined as an infraction that could result in his probation or parole being revoked. The full story is available only to paid subscribers.
The ruels were adopted by the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (http://www.interstatecompact.org )
which completed a meeting yesterday in San Antonio.